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Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

So it's my birthday and I feel like I'm gonna hurl.  Birthday cake does sound good and I think I found a recipe I can use.  Called Winn today and they say I have to go to regular OB before they can refer me out and they don't have an appt til Jan 31.  That will put me close to 10 weeks grrrrr.   She did put a note in that I need to be seen earlier so hopefully they will have a cancellation or something.  Dexcom should be coming today so I'm super excited (yes I'm a dork I know).  Here's the cake recipe if anyone is interested.

Only 3 net grams of carbs without the honey!
  • 2 cups almond meal or almond flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature 
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (optional) - get the darkest honey you can, for more flavor (NOT USING THIS)
  • 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup sugar equivalent in artificial sweetener (USING STEVIA)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
      • 3/4 cup coffee, about room temperature
  • Preparation:
    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    1) Grease a 8-inch round or square cake pan. If you plan to remove the cake before serving, line the bottom with parchment or wax paper, and grease the top of the paper as well.

    2) Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add honey, spices, sweetener, cocoa, and salt, and beat until blended.

    3) Add eggs and beat until well-blended.

    4) Add almond meal, baking powder, and coffee. Stir or beat until blended and pour into prepared pan. Cook about 30 minutes, or until center springs back or toothpick comes out clean.

    Cool, and cut into 8 pieces for a round pan or 9 for a square pan.

    Nutritional Information: With Honey: Each of 8 servings has 7 grams effective carbohydrate plus 3 grams fiber, 8 grams protein, and 296 calories. Without honey, subtract 4 grams carbohydrate and 16 calories per serving.

    For 9 Servings Without Honey: Each has 2.5 grams ECC, 3 grams fiber, 7 grams protein, and 249 calories.

1 comment:

Rockabilly Gypsy said...

how did it come out with the stevia?